, Newburyport, MA


March 14, 2014

Just what the doc ordered

Is your head spinning yet? Because mine is.

The guaranteed money in the Darrelle Revis contract is $11.5 million, with a $10 million signing bonus and a $1.5 million guaranteed base salary.

Revis gets $500,000 in roster bonuses if on the 46-man roster for 15 of 16 games. Therefore, his salary cap number for 2015 would be $25 million so it’s really a $12 million, one-year contract.

Wait. What?

Unless you’re an accountant or work for NASA, I wouldn’t recommend spending much time with the numbers because, well, who cares? The Patriots just signed the best cornerback in the world. Period. Whether for $12 cents, dollars, millions of dollars, or Reese’s Pieces is irrelevant. Don’t give yourself a headache over the numbers when this is a day that should be spent rejoicing.

Let’s face it – things haven’t looked too good of late from Route 1 in Foxboro.

In an age when money and reputation reign supreme in the free agency battle, the Patriots have suffered with both lately. Brandon Spikes recently took to Twitter to “thank” the New England football organization, though was actually a back-handed slap poorly disguised as a kind gesture.

“It’s been real. It’s been fun. But it hasn’t been real fun,” his tweet read.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Patriots laundry list of questions multiplied as hours progressed.

Former Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib took off to the Mile High City to play for the Broncos and Peyton Manning – leaving you with your best defensive back in Alfonzo Dennard, who is currently sitting behind bars and wearing a longer number on his back.

Your slot receiver – and last year’s most reliable offensive weapon in Julian Edelman – denied a three-year contract extension from the Patriots, instead opting to test the free agency waters.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Tiger Woods: 1 on 1 3 Questions with Gary Payton: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose Players Only: Marcus Mariota's Course Load at Oregon How We Almost Got Johnny Cowboy Donald Sterling Loses The Clippers For Good - @TheBuzzeronFox Franklin talks leaving Vandy Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX Michael Jordan OK With LeBron James Wearing No. 23? - @TheBuzzeronFox The Cornhuskers have gone...Loco? McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp Tony Romo will be a full-go for camp Teammate's Advice For Johnny Manziel & Josh Gordon - @TheBuzzeronFox Helfrich praises Mariota's commitment to improve Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season
Special Features